Musical performances, poetry and food drew an estimated 60 people to the First Presbyterian Church of Germantown on Saturday for a “Be the Change” charity event.
The event aimed to raise awareness about the work of Keep a Child Alive (KCA) to provide care and support to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.
Chris Scott Jr., a church member, explained that the idea for the event struck him in September. For co-host LaShan Rose, it was personal, and emotional, when she explained she lost her father to AIDS.
“If I had my way,” said Scott, “this would be an annual event, definitely.”
He then noted that donations can, in fact, make a change as donated dollars buy compassion and love.